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Want to improve your brain health and memory? Try juggling!

Wellness with Cindy

Juggling is not just entertaining, its exercise for the brain and body. Researchers have found links between learning to juggle and an increase in the grey matter in the brain. Twenty percent of the oxygen taken in by the body goes to the brain and 95% of that oxygen goes into grey matter.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (548)/Comments (-)/

Dancing ... yep, it is exercise

Wellness with Cindy

A look of horror crossed his face as he uttered the words, “Ballroom dancing? Are you serious?” I needed a partner for my dance class and suggested to my husband Tom, that we take the class together. After the momentary shock, he declared himself ready for the challenge.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (769)/Comments (-)/
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Social groups help in combatting social isolation

A Women’s Roundtable helped Liz find a reason to get out of bed

Not long ago, one of our regular class participants, Liz Lippa came to OASIS after a rough weekend. Her son had a major heart attack and her cousin passed away. She was feeling low. “I just wanted to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head,” she said, but then she realized that what she really needed to do was to get out and talk. She got out of bed and headed to her St. Louis OASIS Women’s Roundtable group.
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Friday, May 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (541)/Comments (-)/
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Have you planted your tomatoes yet?

Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect time

I’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day in my own special way this coming weekend, when I plant tomatoes. When I read Jamsey Thomas’ blog about hobbies a few weeks ago, I wasn’t surprised to see gardening near the top of the list for people age 50-plus. I’m 50-plus, and I love gardening, especially vegetable gardening. But then, tomatoes and I go way back. I like to say that tomatoes put me through college.
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (926)/Comments (-)/

Discovering the desire to learn something new

Wellness with Cindy

... Tom had discovered the ukulele tucked away on a shelf in the corner of the musty barn and in that serendipitous moment had discovered within him a desire to make music.
 
Learning to play a musical instrument not only inspires your creative soul but also is an entertaining way to unwind after a hectic day. What instrument should you play?
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Monday, May 05, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (968)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

The case for lifelong learning

... as if there needs to be one

Lifelong learning has been a regular part of my vocabulary for a long time. In reality, it starts from the time we enter the world, evolving as we grow. From learning how to feed ourselves, to how to read, to how to drive ... well, you get the picture. What are you doing to learn now?
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Friday, April 18, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (1181)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning

How do you discover life after 50?

Share your experience on our blog!

We’re proud to offer educational opportunities that help people get the most out of life. And there’s a gold mine of knowledge, talent and passion among our volunteers, instructors and supporters. This is a place to share that knowledge. And that’s where you can help! Interested in being a guest blogger for OASIS?
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014/Author: Mary G. Wilson/Number of views (1586)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Lifelong learning
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